This is rapidly becoming an every other day blog! I can only blame the weather, which was horrible yesterday. The 8:30 feeding was attended by one hardy couple from Moncton visiting for a few days. There were perhaps a half a dozen eagles in the trees. I didn't wait for the feeding and neither did the Moncton couple as the ice pellets were flying directly into there lenses. However, when I returned an hour and a quarter later all the chicken was gone.
I was alone for the second feeding and only about a dozen eagles showed up.
Today was a slightly different story. The same Moncton couple were again the only audience for the first feeding but their perseverance was rewarded by a display from about 70 eagles. It was cold - -6 - but there was only a very light wind. The second feeding had only five visitors but again there were 70+ eagles who put on a superb show on the ground and in the air.
I forgot to mention the other day that we had a visitor at the site from Denmark who was in Halifax for a conference.
One of the couples today are from Kingston but newly moved from Ontario. They had only ever seen two eagles before, so today was a treat for them.
Same times tomorrow - 8:30 and 10:30. Two more barns get emptied tomorrow so I will be down to 6 producing barns and two of them are full of chicks not a week old. At least one barn comes back on stream later this week with 5 more taking deliveries in the next 2 weeks. I have a good supply on hand and I am optimistic that stocks will see us through the Eagle Watch weekends.